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Richard can be heard on Saturday nights at seven and Monday nights at nine. He says:
"In my role as a college lecturer in maths and numeracy, we help students on many of the courses offered by the college. Most courses give students the opportunity to improve their numeracy skills, and through teaching on these courses I have met many young people who are care experienced.
"I think many people are unaware of how much an impact being a carer can have on people’s lives, and I have met some who have had to leave education because of their caring responsibilities and are now at college trying to get qualifications while still filling the role of unpaid carer. They can struggle to find time to complete their studies and sometimes have to miss classes because of their situation.
"I am delighted to have this opportunity through Care Radio to offer some kind of support to those people and many like them."
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Trial of drone blood deliveries
The University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay think flying drones will cut delivery times between hospitals by more than an hour and speed up pathology results
Record number of bowel cancer tests thanks to Dame Deborah
Referrals reached record levels, with over 170,500 people referred for checks – up 30,000 compared to the same period last year
Tens of thousands living with undiagnosed dementia
NHS data shows fewer than 73,000 consultations have actually taken place. Charities warn this means people are not being offered the support or medication they need
England’s Health Secretary orders overseas NHS recruitment
Steve Barclay says civil servants will “work at pace” on plans which focus on recruitment from countries like India, Sri Lanka and the Philippines
UK job vacancies reach record high
The Recruitment & Employment Confederation says the government must work with industry to create a sustainable labour market
Pharmacists warn drug shortages are putting patients at risk
Since June, the Government has issued a number of "medicine supply notifications”. Earlier in the year shortages of hormone replacement therapy led to an outcry.
Majority of Northern Ireland dentists not taking on new patients
Some practices said they would take on new children but the waiting list is over 12 months. The Department of Health says dentistry has been significantly impacted by the pandemic
Phone app helping to keep heart patients out of hospital
The app detects when there’s a problem and the patient then has a video consultation, reducing the need to attend a hospital
Government says its committed to training in care sector
The Workforce Development Fund is set to continue for another year – in 2023 – and part of the offer is training for 100,000 people to get a Care Certificate qualification